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Properties : Oxford Readings in Philosophy - D. H. Mellor

Properties

Oxford Readings in Philosophy

By: D. H. Mellor (Editor), Alex Oliver (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 1997
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About the Series: The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contribute an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. About this volume: When we say a certain rose is red, we seem to be attributing a property, redness, to it. But are there really such properties? If so, what are they like, how do we know about them, and how are they related to the objects which have them and the linguistic devices which we use to talk about them? This collection presents these ancient problems in a modern light. In particular, it makes accessible for the first time the most important contributions to the contemporary controversy about the nature of properties. Those new to the subject will find the clearly-written introduction, by two experts in the field, an invaluable guide to the intricacies of this debate. The volume illustrates very well the aims and methods of modern metaphysics and shows how a thorough understanding of the metaphysics of properties is crucial to most of analytic philosophy.

D. H. Mellor and Alex Oliver: Introduction I: Gottlob Frege: Function and Concept II: Bertrand Russell: The World of Universals III: Bertrand Russell: On Our Knowledge of Universals IV: F. P. Ramsey: Universals V,: W. V. Quine: On What There Is VI: Frank Jackson: Statements About Universals VII: Michael Devitt: Ostrich Nominalism or Mirage Realism? VIII: D. M. Armstrong: Against Ostrich Nominalism: A Reply to Michael Devitt IX: Donald C. Williams: On the Elements of Being: I X: Keith Campbell: The Metaphysics of Abstract Particulars XI: Chris Daly: Tropes XII: D. M. Armstrong: Properties XIII: David Lewis: Modal Realism at Work XIV: David Lewis: New Work For a Theory of Universals XV: Sydney Shoemaker: Causality and Properties XVI: D. H. Mellor: Properties and Predicates Notes on the Contributors Select Bibliography Index of Names

ISBN: 9780198751762
ISBN-10: 0198751761
Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st March 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.32